Basij plays im­por­tant eco­nomic role: IRGC chief

Tehran Times - - POLITICS -

TEHRAN — Ma­jor Gen­eral Mo­ham­mad Ali Ja­fari, the com­man­der of the Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion Guards Corps, said on Mon­day that Basij plays a very nec­es­sary role in eco­nomic and so­cial ar­eas.

“Basij has al­ways made ef­forts in line with pros­per­ity of the coun­try and plays a very im­por­tant role in var­i­ous ar­eas,” Ja­fari said in a cer­e­mony.

He added Basij played im­por­tant role in de­fense area and it is es­sen­tial to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for it to be more ac­tive in so­cial and eco­nomic spheres.

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